Turn Down the Radio! I’m Lost.

Why do you do this? You’re driving, looking for the street where you’re supposed to meet your friend for dinner. You slow down to a crawl, turn down the radio, stop talking, and stare at every sign. Why is that? Hearing the radio or talking doesn’t affect your...
Why Drawing Improves Memory.

Why Drawing Improves Memory.

A picture is worth a thousand words…. When it comes to conveying a concept, this sentiment can certainly be true. But it may also be the case for memory. At least that’s the message from Myra Fernandes and colleagues at the University of Waterloo, Canada – writing...

Rima Abdulawab – Brainfit® Coach in Christchurch.

In November, Rima Abdulwahab of Christchurch became an Accredited Brainfit® Coach. Here Rima reflects on her course of study: “Everything was very interesting I was believing like many people that forgetfulness is part of getting old but what I studied in this...
Which medications affect memory?

Which medications affect memory?

A reader writes: ‘Can medication affect memory?’ We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert, what the research says.    Reader, this is a very interesting question. And the answer is still being explored by researchers. In the past, doctors often...
Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Are cognition and memory the same? Your cognition is tested when you need to renew your driving licence. Why? Test yourself on these five questions.     1. Cognition is another word for memory. True or False? False. Although cognition includes memory, it...